I popped into the office this weekend for some uninterrupted office maintenance time.
Basically, it’s a medium-small office that lots of people use throughout the week, and I’m in charge of it. I do a pretty good job of keeping the day-to-day stuff under control, but it was feeling cluttered. And why organize what I could just toss?
I decided to attack the stuff that had no discernible use but still took up space. It was a single-minded stuff-reduction rampage. And it was beautiful.
The rampaging actually only took an hour and half. I spent another uninterrupted hour and a half dealing with statistics (learner hours, etc.) and am proud to report that they’re soundly under control.
How I made the most of clean-up time:
- I made sure there were no distractions.
- I went for a huge, noticeable impact, inspired by the 80/20 rule and my mother.
- I only set two goals.
- My follow-up plan is written down: a list and a few neatly labeled piles.
Successful and satisfying.
It would be great to hear about other successes in office wrangling!